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Set yourself apart from the rest with an MBA from Bond

Notice: This program has been discontinued, with Sep 2019 being the final intake of students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.

Bond University’s Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) prepares you for challenges anywhere in the world and was ranked among the top 10 MBA programs in Australia by students in the 2017 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings. An MBA is one of the most prestigious postgraduate qualifications and is highly regarded worldwide offering the opportunity to get more from your career, move up the ladder or change industry. In this program you will choose a specialisation in Finance, Marketing, International Business, Digital Business or Big Data. Bond offers one of the most culturally diverse cohorts in the world with over 20 nationalities are represented providing you with cross-cultural experiences while you study and rich global networks.

*2017 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction

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What our students say

Jennifer Cronin

MBA Phd Alumna, President Elect, Marco Polo Hotels

[Bond] set me up for business leadership that I couldn’t have got at any other university… I knew that it had an entrepreneurial flair and spirit and I could learn from that and I could thrive from that.

Jennifer Cronin

MBA Phd Alumna, President Elect, Marco Polo Hotels

[Bond] set me up for business leadership that I couldn’t have got at any other university… I knew that it had an entrepreneurial flair and spirit and I could learn from that and I could thrive from that.

Melanie Wright

MBA Graduate, Olympic Gold Medallist

Having small class sizes made each lecture interactive and allowed me to gain so much more from my professors, and I have also been able to network and develop great friendships with many of my classmates and colleagues.

Melanie Wright

MBA Graduate, Olympic Gold Medallist

Having small class sizes made each lecture interactive and allowed me to gain so much more from my professors, and I have also been able to network and develop great friendships with many of my classmates and colleagues.

Tim Tews

MBA Student

The insight you get from a study tour is something you just can’t learn from reading a textbook or sitting in a classroom. The amount I learnt in one week in Silicon Valley was amazing and I’m still thinking about how I can apply the knowledge and information I gained.

Tim Tews

MBA Student

The insight you get from a study tour is something you just can’t learn from reading a textbook or sitting in a classroom. The amount I learnt in one week in Silicon Valley was amazing and I’m still thinking about how I can apply the knowledge and information I gained.

Key features

  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Finish your degree sooner. Study 5 semesters (1 year and 8 months)
  • Our programs are developed and delivered by world leading academics

About the program

You can add a specialisation to the MBA program by undertaking an additional semester of study. You will graduate with an MBA (Specialisation) Finance or Marketing or International Business or Big Data or Tourism and Hotel Management Specialisation. A specialisation enables you to combine a generalist MBA program with a focused discipline-based area of study. Show more

You can add a specialisation to the MBA program by undertaking an additional semester of study. You will graduate with an MBA (Specialisation) Finance or Marketing or International Business or Big Data or Tourism and Hotel Management Specialisation. A specialisation enables you to combine a generalist MBA program with a focused discipline-based area of study. A specialisation is useful if you are planning to use the MBA for a career change or if you just want more knowledge in that area. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration5 semesters (1 year 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13083
CRICOS code065679D
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

MBA (Specialisation) students must complete the following eleven subjects:

Elective

  • Students can choose 1 General Elective Subject (10CP).
    General elective – A subject that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met.  
  • Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre.

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that additional costs and visa requirements are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.

Specialisation 

  • Students must also take a specialisation (4 Subjects) from the list below 

Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $14,592 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $15,126 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

We focus on creating a complementary cohort of students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. You will need to demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as the potential and motivation to assume global leadership roles. Each application is assessed on an individual basis.

Entry into the MBA requires the following:

  • Minimum three years’ work experience
  • Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.
  • Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience.
  • Two professional referee reports.
  • Interview with the program director may be required.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

 

Specialisations

Complete four subjects from one of the following specialisations:

The Big Data specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to data science, business analytics, and managing and analysing large data sets to support organisational needs. The specialisation will develop skills in the challenge of crunching 'big data' numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems.

You must complete the following two subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

The Digital Business specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to information system design and analysis, business process modelling, information security and the impact of information technology on business process and operations and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles.

You must complete four subjects from the following options:

The Finance specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to finance principles, financial markets and corporate finance and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles.

You must complete the following two subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

The International Business specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to international trade, international finance, managing human resources and other challenges of managing and leading in a global environment and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles.

You must complete four subjects from the following options:

The Marketing specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to market research and analysis, customer analysis and relationship management, communication strategies and the use of digital and social media and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles. The Tourism Management specialisation provides a good understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities providing a springboard into employment in this exciting sector.

You must complete four subjects from the following options:

The Tourism and Hotel Management specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to Strategic Pricing and Revenue Management, Tourism Analysis and Evaluation, WHS Risk Management, Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Cultures and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles. The Tourism Management specialisation provides a good understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities providing a springboard into employment in this exciting sector. 

You must complete the following three subjects:

Plus one subject from the following options:

 

Program variations

MBA matrix

ProgramMBAMBA
(Specialisation)
MBA
(Professional)
MBA
in Health
BBT Global
Leadership
MBA
Executive
MBA
Selected subjects taught online✓**✓**✓**✓**✓**✓**
Subjects taught intensive mode✓*✓*✓*✓*✓*✓*
Subjects taught standard deliveryX
Part-time optionsX✓*
Professional placement in degreeXXXXX
Specialisations availableXXXXX
Study Tours available✓***
Combined degrees availableXXXXX
Available to international students✓*

*Available for eligible students only. Please check with the Program Coordinator
**Not available to USA Financial Aid students
***China Study Tour is mandatory for the EMBA program. Other study tours available as electives.

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